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The Small Screen: Aaron Sorkin To Talk Fast, Walk Through Corridors On '30 Rock'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 16, 2011 2:44 AM
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After a brief dip in quality in its fourth season, Tina Fey's "30 Rock" is firmly back on form, reinforcing its position as one of the funniest shows on TV in recent years. The show launched Fey's movie career and revitalized Alec Baldwin's in a big way (Tracy Morgan's, not so much), but the series has always been able to attract big guest stars as well: Jon Hamm, Oprah Winfrey, Alan Alda, Salma Hayek, Peter Dinklage, Michael Sheen, Elizabeth Banks, Matt Damon and, most recently, a brilliant Robert De Niro -- the best he's been in years (watch below) -- have all cropped up, in one-off or recurring roles.

The Small Screen: Aaron Sorkin's HBO Drama 'More As The Story Develops' Gets Pilot Pick Up

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 31, 2011 3:56 AM
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Jake Kasdan Teaming With Liz Meriwether For 'Chicks & Dicks,' Mark Wahlberg Sells Sports Pilot 'Home Game'After acclaimed but short-lived runs for two behind-the-scenes shows with "Sports Night" and "Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip," who would have thought Aaron Sorkin would have a third chance at a show with a similar concept? Well, thanks to David Fincher and "The Social Network" the writer gets his shot with HBO now ordering a pilot for his cable news show drama, tentatively titled "More As The Story Develops."

'The Social Network' Tops The Golden Globes With Four Awards Including Best Picture

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2011 4:00 AM
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'The Fighter' Wins Two Awards Including Best Supporting Actor and Actress"The Social Network," as expected, won big at tonight's Golden Globes taking home Best Picture, Best Score, Best Screenplay and Best Director, putting it at the front of the pack for next month's Oscars. And while the ceremony was a bit of a snore, there were some very pleasant surprises. "The Kids Are All Right" earned a Best Actress win for Annette Bening and rightfully won over the thoroughly tepid pack that made up the Best Motion Picture (Comedy Or Musical) category. Susanne Bier's "In A Better World" truly shocked with a big Best Foreign Language Film win, while Paul Giamatti beat Johnny Depp twice over in the Best Actor (Comedy Or Musical) category. But just to prove payola still works, "Burlesque" took home a statue for Best Original Song. Finally, Robert De Niro took home the Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement.

Aaron Sorkin Writing, Danny Elfman Scoring 'Houdini' Broadway Musical For Hugh Jackman

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 3, 2010 2:00 AM
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You wouldn't necessarily know it from his frequently gruff screen persona, but Hugh Jackman has a long background in stage musicals -- he was plucked from his role in "Oklahoma" at the National Theatre in London to play Wolverine a decade ago, and has generally leaned towards the action end of the spectrum on the big-screen, despite the development of the likes of a musical based around P.T. Barnum, an adaptation of "Carousel," and his attachment to the sadly dead Steven Soderbergh-directed 3D "Cleo," in which Jackman would have starred alongside Catherine Zeta-Jones and Ray Winstone, to a score by Guided By Voices -- a project we'd sit through another half-dozen lacklustre Wolverine pictures to see resurrected.

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